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Performance Plus Mail Envelopes

Maximize Run Times, Minimize Downtime and Boost Operating Productivity
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Tension’s Performance Plus envelopes can help you meet your productivity and profitability goals. Performance Plus envelopes maximize the insertion of your outgoing mail and remittance process of the return payment.

This top-performing envelope shines throughout the envelope's lifecycle:

  • Designed for premium inserter performance.
  • Tapered side seams minimize potential snagging in the USPS's automated equipment.
  • Tension accurately and precisely gums the side seams so remittance checks avoid getting stuck in the seams.
  • Maximize Inserter Uptime
  • Smooth Transition Point
  • Contoured Shoulder Angle
  • V-Throat Construction
  • Side-Seam Construction
  • Efficient Remittance Extraction

Keep Running

Engineered to keep your inserters running - transition point, shoulder angle, throat, overlap
Engineered to keep your inserters running - transition point, shoulder angle, throat, overlap

Side Seaming

Side-seam overlap profiles designed to glide through USPS's automated equipment
Side-seam overlap profiles designed to glide through USPS's automated equipment

Good Gumming

Precise and accurate side-seam gumming speeds up your remittance process
Precise and accurate side-seam gumming speeds up your remittance process

Its Beauty Is in Its Design and Delivery

Tension’s Performance Plus envelope lives up to its name as a top performer. This envelope is engineered for excellence in all stages of delivery – at the inserting machine, in the mailstream and during the remittance process.

Smooth High-speed Insertion = High Productivity

Your productivity depends on keeping the high-speed inserters on your operating floor running. During the insertion process, four key features of a Performance Plus envelope drive its industry-leading performance: 

  1. A highly-engineered transition point means that inserts are more likely to be inserted smoothly during the insertion process. Vacuum pickers contact only one layer of paper, and vacuum picker adjustments and readjustments are minimized.
  2. Contoured shoulder angles provide smooth envelope feeding and advancing during the mechanical inserting process. Jams are greatly reduced, increasing your productivity and output.
  3. Its v-throat construction allow inserts to go more smoothly. With straight-throat envelopes, the envelope can jam against the insert all at once. With v-throats, your inserts make contact with the back flap gradually.
  4. The Performance Plus's side seams are tapered with gum lines that can be extended to the top of the envelope, allowing the inserter’s mechanical fingers to advance the envelope easily and with less risk of snags.

Once the envelope enters the mailstream, tapered side seams minimize the chance of this envelope being caught in the USPS’s automated equipment, getting your mail in the hands of your customer promptly. Performance Plus’s side seam construction also allows for a marketing message on the flipside of the envelope, giving you the opportunity to maximize a cross-promotional or direct marketing message. 

Process Payments More Quickly

The last stage of an envelope’s life is critical to your financial health. When a Performance Plus envelope is returned for remittance processing, generous side-seam gumming helps keep checks from getting caught in the envelope - which means getting your payments out of the envelope and processed more quickly.

Tension’s patented Performance Plus Envelope is the industry-leading solution for your operating efficiency needs. 

What Tension Customers are Saying

As an almost 130-year-old company, Tension has witnessed the ebb and flow of the industry and brings this knowledge and stability to my business. There have been a lot of companies come and go in the envelope business and Tension weathered the storm.

John Barber , President Summit Direct Mail, Inc.

My Tension rep is an enormous resource for our company. He’s opened my eyes to so many things in addition to the savings we gain. Tension is always working to help us grow our business, by making connections for us within the industry, working with us on new designs and pushing the limits of printing technology.

Valerie Jones , Director of Production Kersten Direct